Call for Papers
The XIV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference
April 21-23, 2012 Harrodsburg and Springfield (Roberts' hometown), KY
Call for Papers
The focus of this issue revolves around the ideas of racism, colonialism and law, considered together. We ask contributors to consider how ideas and practices associated with racism, colonialism and the law either help to reveal or unhelpfully obscure the social experience of marginalized groups. We also welcome reflections on the importance of critical social and legal interventions as responses to those everyday needs and realities that fall through the cracks.
We welcome contributions that engage questions such as the following:
We are pleased to announce the first international issue of KNJIŽNICA (LIBRARY), journal of library and information science.
The aim of the international issue is to stimulate scientific communication on recent development in library and information science (LIS) and profession in South Eastern and Eastern European regions. The international issue welcomes (1) research articles covering various aspects of LIS and related fields as well as (2) research articles covering various aspects on LIS and related fields by authors (researchers, students, librarians, etc.) affiliated in South Eastern and Eastern European regions.
Call for Papers: The Corpse and Catastrophe
ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012
Seminar Organizers: Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Rutgers University) and David Sherman (Brandeis University)
This seminar will examine the corpses in and of literature, including the catastrophic meaning of corpses. Papers with aesthetic, ethical, political, and historical dimensions are welcome, and might address a range of questions:
Zombies seem to everywhere these days, and now they're banging on the gates of the Academy . . .
The undead hordes have always represented a challenge to humanism and civility, to the humanities and civilization. Stalking the cultural horizon, they wreak havoc on notions of identity and agency, ideologies of expression, mechanisms of production and consumption, and boundaries of property and safety, culture and theory, bios and zoe, death and non-death.
Spiritual conversion is truly one of the most radical changes one can experience or live through. Pierre Hadot emphasizes the dual nature of conversion: both as repetition – as a re-birth and the reiteration of the original event on which the religion we convert to is based – and as a new creation – as a radical rupture from what is familiar, depending on some sort of illumination that can make the soul embark on a new path.
Call for Papers: Open Issue, Vol 3, No 4
Rupkatha Journal seeks only original and scholarly articles, book reviews, artworks and poems for Vol 3, No 4 which will be an open one. Articles can be submitted on any of the following areas:
Literature Written in Other Languages
New Literature in English, Indian Writings in English
Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Cultural Studies
Literature and Environment
Visual Arts, Digital Art, Photography
History of Art.
Any form of visual art
Poems (five short or one long)
This session at the French American Studies Association's 2012 Colloquium (centering on the theme of Heritage) investigates the ways in which the relation between the land and its occupants has to be rethought in the light of ecocriticism. The national history of the United States, which juxtaposes the spoliation and displacement of indigenous peoples and the influx of immigrants from other continents, renders the concept of heritage problematic. Native Americans conceptualized their relationship to the land differently from the English colonists, who saw it as property to be claimed, utilized, and exchanged or passed on to their descendants.
Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
(For best consideration dates, see details below)
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its spring 2012 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. Get information and submit at http://ucb-cluj.org
THE FUTURE OF PHILOLOGY
11th Annual Graduate Student Conference 2012
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University February 24-25, 2012
Philology in the emphatic sense is undergoing a renaissance within the humanities. This revival of the "core competencies" of literary studies bespeaks a newfound awareness of the status and relevance of literature and language studies among other disciplines. We will explore these currents as possibilities for interdisciplinary research rather than just as counter-trends to it.
Three tendencies can be distinguished within this recent development:
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)
Theme: "Re-Imagining the New World(s)"
Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012
Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Keynote Speakers: Donald Pease, Dartmouth College
Daniel T. O'Hara, Temple University
(Closing address by William V. Spanos, Binghamton University)
In his short essay, "Aminadab or The Fantastic Considered as a Language," Sartre proposes that, "so long as it was thought possible to escape the conditions of human existence through asceticism, mysticism, metaphysical disciplines or the practice of poetry, fantasy was called upon to fulfill a very definite function."
However, as the post-war period sharpened the artist's sense of abandonment to the realm of the human, Fantasy, as Sartre explains, gave up "the exploration of transcendental reality" and resigned itself "to transcribing the human condition."
The first step in is penetration. One frame out and two bodies present themselves. And more and more frames reveal more and more bodies, many different bodies in many different bodies in many different frames.
This is Sex...or Something Like It.
If we zoom in on microscopic levels, past the salacious tissues of skin and muscle, chromosomes are abound. 23 pairs with two minimum coupling at conception, determining identity.
This is Sex...or Something Like It.
And who assumed the two in the second sentence were engaged in conjugal conversation, or that the scene was limited to only two? What were the notions that allowed for such assumptions to take hold?
Sex...or Something Like It.
Ars Lyrica, the journal of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations, seeks articles on area of word-music relationships. Articles of any length will be considered. The deadline for the next issue is January 31, 2012; any articles submitted after that will be considered for future issues. For further information, go to www.lyricasociety.org.